Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Social media is rotting democracy from within

It is easier to spread misinformation on social media than to correct it, and easier to inflame social divisions than to mend them.

Facebook Launches 'Community Actions', a Way to Create Petitions and Communicate with Public Officials

Facebook launched Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature. Users can add a title, description, and image to their Community Action, and tag relevant government agencies and officials who’ll be notified.

Journalists Press for Shield Law

The National Association of Broadcasters has joined with other groups in the News Media for Open Government (NMOG) coalition to press the new Congress to better protect journalists, including the long-sought federal shield law that has been introd

House Unanimously Passes Bill to Elevate the Federal CIO

The House unanimously approved the Federail CIO Authorization Act, a bill that would elevate the federal chief information officer within the White House chain of command.

President Trumps signs OPEN Government Data Act into law

President Donald Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law.

White House emails are highly vulnerable to hackers and spammers, new data shows

The White House, which has boasted of taking unprecedented actions to secure the nation’s digital infrastructure, isn’t doing enough to protect its own emails from being copycatted by hackers and spammers, according to data by the email security f

The Peaceful Transition of Government Twitter Accounts

The various committees of the House of Representatives are strange, human institutions. They are staffed by whoever holds the majority, which, since January of 2011, had been the Republicans, but is now the Democrats.

Trump Airwaves Takeover?

As reports emerged that President Donald Trump considered declaring a national emergency to fund a wall on the Southern border, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote on Twitter such a move permits the president to “shut dow

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability

People with disabilities affecting mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive function often move to cities to take advantage of their comprehensive transit systems and social services.